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Breakfast of (Young) Champions

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Do you skip breakfast?  I confess that when I’m under pressure and in a rush, I do.  But hey; I’m an adult and can make my own decisions. However, what I hadn’t realised until I read a recent report (1) was that missing breakfast – along with irregular sleep patterns – appears to be one of the [...]

Heart Rate, Hippies and Healthy Ageing

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I see that the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey of global fitness trends has been published (1). Personally, I didn’t think there were any real shocks and I wasn’t at all surprised to see that ‘wearable technology’ came in (as last year) at number 1. According to the survey, published in the November/December [...]

The rise of modern Yoga

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How does modern yoga incorporate traditional practice in new ways, and who decides whether it is still yoga? Yoga has traditionally been the practice of incorporating meditation – a calmness of the mind – balanced with postures and flexibility poses to leave you feeling strong, lean and Zen. But as yoga has changed over the [...]

Mastering the calisthenics human flag with Stephen Hughes Landers

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Ahead of the widely anticipated FitPro LIVE Workshop Series tour this October and November, calisthenics athlete Stephen Hughes Landers outlines a programme he has devised to help you master the classic calisthenics move, the human flag. Progressive eight-week programme Try the following series of exercises to develop the strength and technique for the flag. These exercises work well when [...]

Run, Row, Ride … a new virtual fitness event

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1 October sees the launch of the very first UK John O’ Groats Virtual Challenge, delivered by The Conqueror Event Series, a series of global events that test the endurance of fitness fanatics across the world. The 1,083-mile Land’s End to John O’ Groats virtual fitness challenge gets teams and individuals to virtually complete the [...]

The Cell Workout

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Imagine being in lockdown for 22 hours a day at Pentonville Prison. Olivia Hubbard asks LJ Flanders about his Cell Workout, which helped to keep him occupied during his detention, and how he turned Cell Workout into a book that has already sold 3,000 copies, with a second volume and an e-book on the way. Olivia [...]

Running Man

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Meet the man who lives life on the edge. Olivia Hubbard speaks to Charlie Engle and feels in awe of his running hunger, human endurance and courageous attitude to life’s challenges. Now I’m no running fanatic – far from it – but I do appreciate the fast-moving pace at which my body demands to be flung. The initial burst [...]

This girl can run! Women’s 10k Windsor Run

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Hot on the heels of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, the team behind the Running4Women 10k (now named the Boudavida Women’s 10k following the recent appointment of active wear start-up Boudavida as the race’s title sponsor), along with the local County Sport Partnership Get Berkshire Active, has selected 10 women to join a ThisGirlCanRun10 [...]

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